Betfred, the renowned UK operator is about to sell 25% of its stake in the Tote pool betting operation. According to Sky News, the £30m deal will be concluded within the next weeks. On ongoing advanced negotiations are currently held between Betfred’s founder Fred Done and Eamon Wilmott, chairman of racing technology provider Total Performance Data and a former board member of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), with whom Done shares a prolonged controversy.
Seven years ago, Betfred and Tote signed a bilateral agreement which authorized the pool betting operation to offer exclusively wagering services. The deal ended last summer leading to Britbet becoming an independent pool betting service. As Sky News reported, Done is positive that Tote can “significantly increase its market share”, after name-calling Britbet as a weak opponent.
A few words on Betfred:
Betfred is a reliable UK booking operator, that offers its services to millions of punters. Established back in 1967, they are licensed by both the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Licensing Authority. Being one of the largest bookies globally, Betfred allows betting not only football, but on a wide range of sports, including tennis and basketball.